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Cafe Paradiso

110 Kloof Street | Gardens, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 422 0403
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good37%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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110 Kloof Street | Gardens, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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11 - 20 of 733 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great service, excellent menu, wines reasonable , food v tasty. Sat outside , stunning. Will def return

Thank Mikel235
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were looking to go to dinner on our last night in Cape Town and found a table here. We shared the Ostrich, because, you know, we had to before we left. The service was ok, the ostrich was well prepared, but a little tough....More

Thank Michael P
Reviewed 20 March 2018

This used to be one of our favourite restaurants since the food & setting was beautiful. Came back recently and tho the setting is still great, the service & food was slow, and our food was average. Had to remind staff of drinks we ordered...More

Thank happyann3
Reviewed 10 March 2018 via mobile

We had two lovely evenings with perfect menu and kind hospitality. Liked the beef, pasta and Sauvignon blanc very much. We will come again when being in Cape Town!

Thank perluetje
Reviewed 5 March 2018

Four of us had dinner there and it was chaos. The meal took nearly 4 hours ! the Service was chaos after waiting for two hours they brought our starters and main course together. we couldn't even fit it on the table! we sent the...More

Thank Jennifer J
Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

The food was delicious and the seating on the porch gave an incredible view of Table Mountain. Great service and selection of local wines. Watching the clouds slide off of the mountain ( the tablecloth ) will never be forgotten!

Thank michaelcM8795JN
Reviewed 2 March 2018

Great food and atmosphere need to book Don’t sit outside if windy or chilly The seafood spaghetti is great and the salads

Thank Cranmore23
Reviewed 27 February 2018

After a great dinner last year we revisited Cafe Paradiso and were not disappointed at all: very good and interesting food (just try the chocolate chili fillet). And after dinner it´s a place where you just sit, drink and enjoy the evening! We are lokking...More

Thank hj014-on-tour
Reviewed 24 February 2018 via mobile

First thing you get in touch with is the great service. The staff is really willing to make your stay very pleasant. We had no reservation but still they managed to arrange a table for us although it was full booked. The food is amazing,...More

Thank Hallo222
Reviewed 22 February 2018 via mobile

Stumbled across this restaurant by chance and we were lucky enough to get the last table without a reservation......so pleased we did!! From the outside the restaurant looked looked, inside amazing buzzing atmosphere. We were shown to a great table and the waiter explained we...More

Thank milkyway1954
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Brandy T
21 August 2016|
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Response from indy49erfan1 | Reviewed this property |
They had lots of kids activities inside. No reason to think that Sunday would be excluded, but don't know for sure.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$15
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
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08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 110 Kloof Street | Gardens, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 21 422 0403
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Established by the inimitable Freda, Cafè Paradiso immediately set the bar for local cuisine and, from its inception, introduced us to a variety of dishes and ingredients seldom before experienced locally. Loving the idyllic setting and the warm ambience, Capetonians eagerly tucked into exotic and ‘foreign’ fare such as tzatziki, dolmades and babaganoush as well as the delicious country-style dishes which emanated from Paradiso’s bustling kitchens. Joined by three more formidable women, Laurille, Lynn and Mapula, Frieda and her team remained the heart of city trading with a lineage of values forming the foundation of this amazing establishment.
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